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Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshop: Pitching to Investors 9:00 am
Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshop: Pitching to Investors @ Brock University - Cairns Building, Room 207
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components. In each four-hour session you will generate a deliverable that you will use frequently in the business development process. Session 1 – What do investors & stakeholders want to know? // June 1, 2018 from 9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. In this session, participants will focus on gathering and structuring the information required to effectively engage with investors. Using the essentials of effective communication, you will craft a compelling narrative that will help your venture to stand out in front of investors and other stakeholders. Deliverable: A summary of the 10 key components that form your investment story. Session 2 – Creating your pitch // June 8, 2018 from 9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. This session will focus on creating a powerful narrative and pitch by applying the principles of storytelling. You will be given the opportunity to practice your pitch during the session and obtain feedback that will help you to turn your investment story into a compelling presentation. Deliverable: A 10-slide pitch deck summarizing your key information. This workshop series is hosted by Innovate Niagara.
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Technology & Trauma: Cyber Sticks and Stones 10:00 am
Technology & Trauma: Cyber Sticks and Stones @ Online
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
This 1.5-hour webinar is part of a 4-part webinar series that will explore how 21st century technology is transforming the ways people are exposed to stress and trauma, and the ways it is used to treat people who develop trauma-related disorders. Learning objectives: Identify how technological mediums can be a source of trauma Become familiar with techniques for assessing the effects of different types of tech-cyber-activities and effects on mental health Apply the use of Trauma Treatment strategies to deal with tech-related effects This webinar is hosted by the Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario.
Anything but Social: Primary Care Strategies for Technology Overuse in Children and Youth 6:00 pm
Anything but Social: Primary Care Strategies for Technology Overuse in Children and Youth @ Online
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Part II: Anything but Social: Primary Care Strategies for Technology Overuse in Children and Youth At what point does children and youth’s use of social media become a problem? In Part II of this Clinical Pearls Special Interest Session on Technology Overuse and social media, Dr. Michael Cheng will be discussing what children and youth require for mental wellness and how social media impairs this by tricking our brain’s need for social connection. Primary care providers will learn about strategies to identify, prevent and manage social media overuse. By the end of this session, participants will be able to: Describe problematic social media use. List two prevention strategies for problematic social media use. List two strategies on managing problematic social media use. Describe the experience of a TeleECHO clinic session. This session is hosted by the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).
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Strengthening Employee Recruitment and Selection Processes in Niagara 1:00 pm
Strengthening Employee Recruitment and Selection Processes in Niagara @ Online
Jun 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
During this webinar, presenters discussed: Different options to assist employers with employee recruitment and selection Financial incentives available to employers through Employment Ontario Various grants and reimbursements that your business may be able to take advantage of and how Job Gym Employment Services staff can help you access them This webinar is hosted by Niagara Connects in partnership with Job Gym Employment Services. Click here to view a recording of the webinar
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Putting Your Values to Work: Webinar Series for Nonprofit Professionals 1:00 pm
Putting Your Values to Work: Webinar Series for Nonprofit Professionals @ Online
Jun 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
A key to living and working with purpose is articulating your core values. Our values represent who we are and what is unique about us. Once we articulate these values we can harness them to create more energy and success. Living by our values creates energy as we make choices that align with a greater purpose. It can also help motivate us to embrace new challenges and opportunities. This session will allow participants to explore their own core values through guided exercises. You will learn techniques to help you put your values to work for you. By attending this webinar you will learn how to: Uncover and articulate your core values Harness your values to create more energy Embrace new challenges and opportunities, and Put your values to work for you This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.
Celebrating 2018 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2:00 pm
Celebrating 2018 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day @ Online
Jun 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
On June 7, make plans to join a 90-minute World Elder Abuse Awareness Day webinar featuring a lively, international conversation with NCALL’s Bonnie Brandl (United States), Dr. Jane Mears (Australia), Bridget Penhale (England), and Laura Tamblyn Watts (Canada). These dynamic women have each led initiatives in their respective countries for more than 25 years at the intersection of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and elder abuse. During the webinar, NCALL and CARP staff will also discuss their new work, resources, and funding opportunities through the OVW Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life grant program. Who should enroll: This webinar is open anyone interested in learning more about resources and strategies to address abuse in later life. This webinar is hosted by National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) & Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP).
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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) 8:30 am
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) @ Mountainview United Church
Jun 12 @ 8:30 am – Jun 13 @ 4:00 pm
The emphasis of the ASIST workshop is on suicide first-aid, to help a person at risk stay safe and seek further help. Attendance at the full two days is required in order to receive a certificate of completion. Learn how to: Recognize invitations to help Reach out and offer support Review the risk of suicide Apply a suicide intervention model Link people with community resources Contact Sara Wardell (swardell@mainstreamservices.com) to register. This workshop is hosted by Mainstream.
Canada Revenue Agency Self-Employment Seminar 10:00 am
Canada Revenue Agency Self-Employment Seminar @ Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
New small business owners worry about tax reporting. With the right information, you can avoid costly mistakes and have more confidence in your income and expense reporting. During this seminar, a CRA Liaison Officer who will discuss topics of interest to unincorporated, self-employed individuals. This seminar is free of charge and open to new small business owners. Learn how to better understand and navigate the tax system, thereby making it easier to meet your tax obligations. Specifically, this seminar will discuss: Common tax errors/mistakes that small businesses make Revenue and expense concepts Tips for keeping proper books and records How to use financial benchmarks for relevant industries Registration is required as spots are limited. This seminar is hosted by the Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre.
The Challenge of Choice: An Engaging Workshop on Making Insightful and Critical Decisions 6:00 pm
The Challenge of Choice: An Engaging Workshop on Making Insightful and Critical Decisions @ ECCDC - Conference Room
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Have you ever made an important decision, with total confidence, only to see it turn into a complete disaster? How can our certainty be so misleading? Your ability to make sound decisions in important matters is arguably the most valuable skill you can acquire, especially in today’s world of quick fixes and superficial solutions. In fact, without effective decision-making skills you will inevitably experience crushing disappointment. This is an engaging, interactive workshop that will take you on a fascinating journey into the inner workings of the human mind. You will discover – through first-hand experience – how decisions are really made, and why we can be most vulnerable to decisional error precisely when our confidence is at its highest. This workshop will help participants learn to: Share a common vocabulary and the common experience to making a good decision Apply the Seven Steps to making a good decision with total confidence Reflect on past decision errors and how they could have been avoided Become a more cohesive management team that will challenge each other to make better decisions The choices you make will determine the quality of your life, and rising to the challenge of choice means making “good” decisions when it really matters! The Challenge of Choice… making “good” decisions when it really matters! is a detailed workbook filled with exercises, quizzes, stories, illustrations and a step- by-step decision-making process that will lead to a good decision … every time. Registration fee of $65 includes workshop and Richard Fast’s...
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Senior Pride Network Niagara Meeting 2:30 pm
Senior Pride Network Niagara Meeting @ Niagara Region Headquarters
Jun 18 @ 2:30 pm
This meeting of the Senior Pride Network Niagara will be a chance to network among peers about making your program, service or residence a welcoming and safe place for older LGBTQ members, participants, residents, staff and volunteers. There will also be a presentation by Hailea Squires of Positive Living in HIV/AIDS and Aging. As AIDS is now a manageable condition, people with AIDS are living longer, seeking services in the community, moving into retirement and long term care settings, it is important for organizations to prepare to serve this population. Senior Pride Network Niagara is looking for volunteers to assist with the work of the Network. Please check your schedule and consider lending a hand. This meeting is hosted by the Senior Pride Network Niagara.
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Business of Ageing Niagara Network June Event: Combating Ageism – What Does This Mean for Your Business? 5:30 pm
Business of Ageing Niagara Network June Event: Combating Ageism – What Does This Mean for Your Business? @ Niagara College
Jun 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Business of Ageing Niagara Network (BANN), launched by AGEWORKS™ in conjunction with Niagara College, is a membership-based networking group for individuals who are interested in learning more about issues pertaining to an ageing population, age inclusiveness and targeting older adults. At this event, Pat Spadafora (Kaleidoscope Consulting and Founder & Former Executive Director of Sheridan Centre for Elder Research) speaks on how Ageism can affect your bottom line. How is ageism perpetuated through everyday language, images, jokes and advertising? How do you challenge your own attitudes towards ageism and begin to shift perceptions? How do we ensure age-friendly businesses become the norm in Niagara? Meetings will be held quarterly at Niagara College, Welland Campus on Wednesday evenings between 5:30 -7:30pm. Each meeting will have a relevant speaker/presentation topic for 30-45 minute, then 1.5-hour networking session. Refreshments will be served at each meeting. BANN will connect businesses, industry leaders and subject matter experts by providing a platform for collaboration, professional development and resource sharing relating to issues pertaining to an ageing population, age inclusiveness and the longevity economy. The network offers a forum to come together to discuss business opportunities and to share information and ideas about diversifying their markets and expanding focus to benefit older consumers and leverage age inclusiveness. This event is hosted by the Business of Ageing Niagara Network.
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Making School Zones Safer: Partnership-Based School Traffic Management 1:00 pm
Making School Zones Safer: Partnership-Based School Traffic Management @ Online
Jun 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Across the country, traffic and dangerous driver behaviours around schools are increasingly frequent as more and more students are driven to school compared to previous generations. At older schools, the situation is often made worse because those sites were never designed to accommodate car traffic in the first place, as they were designed at a time when a majority of children walked to school. In the city of Toronto, the Toronto District School Board has partnered with Green Communities Canada to tackle this issue through a pilot project called the School Traffic Management Program, which closely follows the School Travel Planning model. The program’s launch in Fall 2017 aligned with the launch of the City of Toronto’s Vision Zero Road Safety Strategy. Seizing this unique opportunity, stakeholders from both programs have been working closely with one another, bringing together staff from schools, police, public health and traffic operations. Through these collaborations, stakeholders in Toronto are building momentum and making gains toward school zone safety and active school travel unlike any the City has seen in recent history. This webinar will explore how the School Traffic Management Program was established, describe some of the challenges of working collaboratively across departments, and give examples of some of the success stories of this work so far. Presenter: Laura Zeglen, School Traffic Management Facilitator at Green Communities Canada This webinar is hosted by Green Communities Canada.
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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) 8:30 am
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) @ Mountainview United Church
Jun 26 @ 8:30 am – Jun 27 @ 4:00 pm
The emphasis of the ASIST workshop is on suicide first-aid, to help a person at risk stay safe and seek further help. Attendance at the full two days is required in order to receive a certificate of completion. Learn how to: Recognize invitations to help Reach out and offer support Review the risk of suicide Apply a suicide intervention model Link people with community resources Contact Sara Wardell (swardell@mainstreamservices.com) to register. This workshop is hosted by Mainstream.
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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) 8:30 am
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) @ Mountainview United Church
Jun 27 @ 8:30 am – Jun 28 @ 4:00 pm
The emphasis of the ASIST workshop is on suicide first-aid, to help a person at risk stay safe and seek further help. Attendance at the full two days is required in order to receive a certificate of completion. Learn how to: Recognize invitations to help Reach out and offer support Review the risk of suicide Apply a suicide intervention model Link people with community resources Contact Sara Wardell (swardell@mainstreamservices.com) to register. This workshop is hosted by Mainstream.
Integrating Health into Urban Planning 12:00 pm
Integrating Health into Urban Planning @ Online
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
The HEIA Community of Interest invites you to its upcoming webinar, “Integrating health into urban planning.” The webinar will describe how health is being integrated into the urban planning process in Quebec City using the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) tool. Similar to the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) tool, the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a precise decision-support tool that enables users to consider health in the development of policies, programs, or projects, in particular outside the health sector. The Ottawa Charter for health promotion recognizes that decisions in non-health sectors often have an impact on health and that it is therefore necessary to build healthy intersectoral public policies (WHO, 1986). The Charter states: “The systematic assessment of the health impact of a rapidly changing environment—particularly in areas of technology, work, energy production, and urbanization—is essential and must be followed by action to ensure positive benefit to the health of the public.” This webinar is hosted by the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest.
Social Enterprise Niagara Meetups: June 2018 Edition 6:00 pm
Social Enterprise Niagara Meetups: June 2018 Edition @ Spark Niagara
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This month, Social Enterprise Niagara will feature presentations and a discussion of the funding and financing options available to new or growing social enterprises. Social Enterprise Niagara is pleased to welcome members and supporters to their new meeting location and new day of the week for June: Spark Niagara, a new business incubator. This meeting will take place in their Niagara Falls location Wednesday, June 27th. Over the next few months, Social Enterprise Niagara will deliver further topics intended to add value at each stage of the entrepreneurial journey. Guest entrepreneurs and investors will discuss challenges like: finding socially responsible investors; bootstrapping a company to growth on limited resources; working towards financial self-sustainability as a non-profit operator; and more. Presenters this month will include: Paul Connor, past President of Angel Investors Ontario (a part of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs) and past Economic Research & Analysis Manager at Niagara Region Economic Development. Paul, currently Secretary of the Social Enterprise Niagara Planning Committee, maintains an awareness of the plethora of startup funding options available to entrepreneurs from all orders of government. He has written grant funding proposals that have netted upwards of $5 million for the various organizations that have employed him, and has worked with startup entrepreneurs for ten years. Adriann Knight, currently Business Information Officer at the St. Catharines Enterprise Centre, and past Economic Development student at Niagara Region Economic Development. Adriann, also a member of the Social Enterprise Niagara Planning Committee, helps young entrepreneurs to get started and...
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Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Jun
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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) @ Mountainview United Church
Jun 26 @ 8:30 am – Jun 27 @ 4:00 pm

The emphasis of the ASIST workshop is on suicide first-aid, to help a person at risk stay safe and seek further help.

Attendance at the full two days is required in order to receive a certificate of completion.

Learn how to:

  • Recognize invitations to help
  • Reach out and offer support
  • Review the risk of suicide
  • Apply a suicide intervention model
  • Link people with community resources

Contact Sara Wardell (swardell@mainstreamservices.com) to register.

This workshop is hosted by Mainstream.

Jun
27
Wed
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) @ Mountainview United Church
Jun 27 @ 8:30 am – Jun 28 @ 4:00 pm

The emphasis of the ASIST workshop is on suicide first-aid, to help a person at risk stay safe and seek further help.

Attendance at the full two days is required in order to receive a certificate of completion.

Learn how to:

  • Recognize invitations to help
  • Reach out and offer support
  • Review the risk of suicide
  • Apply a suicide intervention model
  • Link people with community resources

Contact Sara Wardell (swardell@mainstreamservices.com) to register.

This workshop is hosted by Mainstream.

Integrating Health into Urban Planning @ Online
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

The HEIA Community of Interest invites you to its upcoming webinar, “Integrating health into urban planning.” The webinar will describe how health is being integrated into the urban planning process in Quebec City using the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) tool.

Similar to the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) tool, the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a precise decision-support tool that enables users to consider health in the development of policies, programs, or projects, in particular outside the health sector.

The Ottawa Charter for health promotion recognizes that decisions in non-health sectors often have an impact on health and that it is therefore necessary to build healthy intersectoral public policies (WHO, 1986). The Charter states:

“The systematic assessment of the health impact of a rapidly changing environment—particularly in areas of technology, work, energy production, and urbanization—is essential and must be followed by action to ensure positive benefit to the health of the public.”

This webinar is hosted by the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest.

Social Enterprise Niagara Meetups: June 2018 Edition @ Spark Niagara
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This month, Social Enterprise Niagara will feature presentations and a discussion of the funding and financing options available to new or growing social enterprises.

Social Enterprise Niagara is pleased to welcome members and supporters to their new meeting location and new day of the week for June: Spark Niagara, a new business incubator. This meeting will take place in their Niagara Falls location Wednesday, June 27th.

Over the next few months, Social Enterprise Niagara will deliver further topics intended to add value at each stage of the entrepreneurial journey. Guest entrepreneurs and investors will discuss challenges like: finding socially responsible investors; bootstrapping a company to growth on limited resources; working towards financial self-sustainability as a non-profit operator; and more.

Presenters this month will include:

  • Paul Connor, past President of Angel Investors Ontario (a part of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs) and past Economic Research & Analysis Manager at Niagara Region Economic Development. Paul, currently Secretary of the Social Enterprise Niagara Planning Committee, maintains an awareness of the plethora of startup funding options available to entrepreneurs from all orders of government. He has written grant funding proposals that have netted upwards of $5 million for the various organizations that have employed him, and has worked with startup entrepreneurs for ten years.
  • Adriann Knight, currently Business Information Officer at the St. Catharines Enterprise Centre, and past Economic Development student at Niagara Region Economic Development. Adriann, also a member of the Social Enterprise Niagara Planning Committee, helps young entrepreneurs to get started and successfully navigate barriers to growth on a daily basis. With diverse international and Niagara-centric experiences in business and management, Adriann’s advice is grounded in the art of the possible.

This meetup is hosted by Social Enterprise Niagara.

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Sandi Boucher – The Path @ Ramada Jordan Beacon Harborside
Jul 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Proud Anishnabiquek(anish-nawh-bi-kway) woman, activist, speaker, author, facilitator, most importantly mother and grandmother, Sandi Boucher, helps teach us how to decolonize our toolboxes in the minefield we call reconciliation.

Sandi has worked with Indigenous and mainstream communities across the globe, urban, rural and remote alike, to open dialogue to promote healing and awareness.

This event is hosted by the Niagara Regional Native Centre.

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SafeTALK Training
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

SafeTALK is a 3 hour workshop where you will learn:

  • To be a suicide alert helper
  • To be aware that opportunities to help a person with thoughts of suicide are sometimes missed, dismissed and avoided
  • To use TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep Safe) and activate a suicide alert.
  • How and where to connect persons with thoughts of suicide to further help and care.

To register or for more information, contact the Distress Centre by phone or email (contact information above).

This workshop is hosted by Distress Centre Niagara.

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14th Global Conference on Ageing: Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing – From Evidence to Action @ Chelsea Hotel
Aug 8 – Aug 10 all-day

The conference will revolve around four key themes related to the field of ageing, and will feature prominent experts presenting and discussing critical issues.

The title of IFA’s 14th Global Conference, “Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing – From Evidence to Action,” is in response to the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Report on Ageing and Health and the subsequent goals of the WHO Global Strategy and Action Plan (2016).

The themes and sub-themes have been organized into four categories. Click here for more information on the conference themes.

  • Toward Healthy Ageing
  • Combating Ageism
  • Enabling Functional Ability
  • Addressing Inequalities

Keynote speakers:

  • Professor Goldie Nejat: Robotics and the Future of Healthy Ageing
  • Dr. Andres Lozano, ground-breaking brain health research

This conference is hosted by the International Federation on Ageing.

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